Introduction: How to Edit Action Replay Codes Part One
have you ever played a videogame you just cant seem to beat?
i have the solution. hack the game with my guide.
part one: just simple editing to the ammount the code gives you
part two: comming soon
things you will need:
action replay(i use the one for my ds)
action replay codes
how to count in hexdecimal
a game system to use the action replay on(you can use a emulator but that is ilegal if you dont have the system or rom you are using)
next are only for action replay ds
action replay code manager
a text editor(i use notepad, if you dont make sure you can save the file as a .xml file)
Step 1: First Things First
get some codes for the game you want to hack. make sure they are simple codes like a health cheat and not a big complex code.
example of simple:
infinite rupees(zelda phamtom hourglass)
example of complex:
aimbot(metroid prime hunters(the code was to long so i am only going to put part of it))
Step 2: Somthing You Need to Know
I can not stress this enough people, normal codes can not delete your save file!!! it can only do that if your game deletes corrupt files. please check that.
every code that makes up the game gets turned or checked for at a certan time when you play the game. if the codes you made turned on the wrong time in your game, the game will think your save file is corrupt and not load it.
action replay codes are temperly in the fact that you can turn of the system and take out the acion replay and the code will no longer be in effect.
if your game things the save file is corrupt just turn of your system and run the game with out the code on. the game will go back to normal and load your save file.
to have the game load the code at the right time you need to see the next step.
Step 3: Activators
activators are the building blocks of every game. they are simply a line of code that tell the game to do the next line of code when a button is pressed.
this is how you get past the corrupt game problem.
put this line of code at the beginning of your code
if you put that line of code at the beginning you will see the code only happens if you press L(this is for ds(other system will have to figure out there activators on there own, sorry)
Step 4: The Code Ending
make sure that you end your code with this
it just tells the game that this code ends here and not to combine it with the next code.
Step 5: What You All Have Been Waiting For!
ok so here is the meat of the instructable.
first few steps are for action replay ds only
find your newest codelist (it should have the codes you want to edit in it)
open it in notepad
pay not atteaion to the .xml writing and just to the code on it.
(next steps for everyone)
fine the code you want to edit. i will use the code below to give an example
infinite lives(kirby squeak squad)
first lets add a activator
lets test the code... oops forgot to add the end.
now lets end it
now lets test... yay it works, i get infinite lives but only when i press L
now lets change the ammount of lives(knowing how to count in hexdecimal will help you greatly)
here are the part of the code to focus on
94000130 fdff0000 22261898 00000063 d2000000 00000000
63 in hexdecimal=99. lets make it 50. 50=32 in hexdecimal.
so the code is
now i still have infinite lives but 50 shows in the box that shows how many lives i have.
thats the basics. this is not limited to basic health cheats. you can use it on any code that is some what simple. just dont change the first 8 digets of the code or it will not work properly. if you change the second part of the code in a different code your results will be different. you might find the place were it changes the item or place the item is put.
i hope this helps! please comment and rate! post sugestions or things to add in the instructable.
happy hacking! :)